Why do tiny tardigrades walk like insects 500,000 times their size

short and chubby tardigrades They are among the smallest legged animals on Earth, and these microscopic waters carry wood like chubby little babies. But most creatures as small as tardigrades don’t even have legs, so scientists recently analyzed tardigrades’ locomotion to better understand how they use their limbs.

Tardigrades, also known as moss pigs, have segmented bodies and four pairs of legs. They scurry across deep-sea sediments and sandy river bottoms, rushing over them lichens And moss on the ground, trotting toward potential mates and food or away from predators.

Olga Dmitrieva

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